Michelle Chia

So here's the thing....

In October 2020, I discovered a lump in my left breast and it was confirmed as a small, low grade cancer.  I underwent surgery in November 2020 to have the lump removed and thankfully the results came back all clear of any cancer cells a few weeks later. High fives all round ✋✋✋. During Feb/March I underwent  daily radiation sessions at Charlie Gairdner as a precautionary method only.  I consider myself extremely lucky that the lump wasn't bigger or more aggressive and although I will remain on tablets for the next five years, it's a much better outcome than it could have been.

Six years ago I challenged myself to walk 60km over 2 days as part of the Women's Cancer Challenge.  I managed to complete that challenge, doing 50kms of the expected 60.  This year in May, I’m challenging myself again to walk 35km as part of the Women’s Cancer Challenge. 

I’m not only doing this to raise much-needed funds for women’s cancer research right here in WA at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, but I am also doing this because it's now so much more personal than ever to me since I did that first walk.

I am now starting my training and fundraising in the lead up to the event. I'd be ever so grateful for your support. If you can't join me as a registered walker, then please consider supporting me with a donation of your choice to my page.

Thank you for your support and kindness.

Michelle Chia

Let’s walk towards a cancer-free future – together.

Please help me, help the Perkins.

Your Impact

So far this year I helped provide…

300 hours of medical research


hours of medical research

1,000 researchers equipped with protective clothing


per researcher equipped with protective clothing

1,000 of microscope slides


per microscope slide

Funds raised

Over the years



Suzy Saban-smithers


Louise Seccull

Michelle, you are a dead set legend and an absolute inspiration xx


Jennie Cross


Sonja Gwyn

Love you to bits xx



You're doing amazing things Michelle. Thank you for being so inspirational.



Good luck m y friend.. You are an inspiration.


Julie Martin


Alana Harper

Go Michelle xx


Michelle Chia


Robyn Morgan

Well done Michelle xxx


Teagyn Haines

Woohoo kill it Michelle


K M Boyce

Best of luck Michelle!




Bill Mortimer

Good on you, as I know it has been rough for you these past months. Look forward to seeing you back in the pool again soon.


Irene Gillings

Sending you lots of love and hugs Michelle


Bill And Norma Horn

Wishing you the best of luck Michelle.


Kim Beenham

You are an amazingly strong woman, you got this 💜




Cally And Brian Ellis

You’ve got this Mich...good luck


Lynette Cleland

We love you gorgeous lady.


Kerry Allen


Elizabeth Panaia

Good Luck Michelle, Nancy Sinatra song "These boots are made for walking...


Jordan + Shira Pett

Both inspired by you mum. Love you to the moon and back


Jols & Jeff

Great cause Michelle, we love you both! Walk on!


Diane Lee


Noeline Clark

A wonderful challenge. You are amazing.


Lucy Berndt

You’re an amazing lady!


Jenine Smith

Good luck Michelle 💕


Michelle Chia

My goal is to walk the whole 35 kms 👌👌


Michelle Chia